Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Although the official update to BlackBerry 10.3 might be a ways off yet, a freshly leaked early build of the OS has landed and we've gone hands-on with it to have a look at what BlackBerry has been working on. All in all, the changes are not a huge departure from what is currently available and are rather subtle but it shows BlackBerry isn't standing still when it comes to keeping their OS...

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Smart Watch Companion is the Swiss Army Knife of Pebble Apps

Smart Watch Companion is the Swiss Army Knife of Pebble Apps

When it comes to using your Pebble on BlackBerry, users are presented with only a couple of native options to choose from. One of these applications is Talk2Watch, a full-featured application that brings notifications and scripts right to your wrist. As you already know, the developer released the API to allow other talented coders to create their own Pebble companion apps. The result is Smart...

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The top 5 weather apps for BlackBerry 10

Weather

When it comes to weather apps for BlackBerry 10 we have a pretty big selection to choose from. I'll be honest and say that there are some which are not so good, but there are also some real beauties.  We do of course get a free native weather app from BlackBerry pre-loaded onto our BB10 devices and for many folk this will give you the vital information you need. But as always, it's great to...

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Track your calorie intake with Body Buddy

Track your calorie intake with Body Buddy

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I'll start to increase my workouts — I get a little lazy during the winter. As well as working out, I try to eat right too. There was an app on BlackBerry OS called My Fitness Pal that let you track your calorie intake. Enter your meal, portion size, etc and then it counted your calories. You could also enter any of your workouts and then it would...

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It's official - CrackBerry users want charging docks for their BlackBerry 10 smartphones

A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you would like to see the return of official desktop charging docks for BlackBerry 10 devices and the results were rather conclusive - with 80% choosing the yes option.  Prior to BlackBerry 10 we had charging docks for a whole host of BlackBerry's. I think my first one was for the Bold 9700 and then I had one for all the Bolds and all Torch models too...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 46% off the list price! The DualPro SHINE protects your BlackBerry Q10 with a shock absorbing inner layer of silicone layered with an acrylic outer shell featuring a brushed aluminum look. Thanks to the radio transparent material that the case is made from, it doesn't affect reception! List Price: $34.99...

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BlackBerry moves one step closer to shutting down Typo

BlackBerry moves one step closer to shutting down Typo

The battle between BlackBerry and the look alike iPhone accessory, Typo , has been going on for a few weeks now. BlackBerry is suing Typo and claims that their iPhone keyboard accessory infringes on multiple BlackBerry patents — and also looks a lot like the BlackBerry Q10 keyboard. Things in the case have been a bit back and forth with nothing showing a clear winner on either end. BlackBerry...

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Contest winners: Accessories from ShopCrackBerry!

Contest winners: Accessories from ShopCrackBerry!

Here are the winners from our most recent contests. If you won you will be receiving an email from us in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify the email address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at contests(at)crackberry.com and we'll be sure to get you taken care...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.140 leaks out for the BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.140 leaks out for the BlackBerry Z10

Still wondering if those OS 10.3.0.140 images were legit? Well, wonder no more. The OS itself has now leaked in autoloader form for the BlackBerry Z10 (no STL100-1's) though, give it some time and other autoloaders will likely be made as well. As we noted about the images, the OS itself is in early days and may not be suitable to run on a 'daily driver' device but if you're not overly concerned...

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New images claim to show off BlackBerry 10.3 OS

New images claim to show off BlackBerry 10.3 OS

Over the past few weeks there has been some rumblings about BlackBerry 10.3 and the changes BlackBerry is looking to implement in that OS. Rumor has it, it won't bring any drastic changes to the mix but rather some subtle UI refinements such as a slightly flatter look, improved iconography and a little bit more polish than what we've seen thus far. As it turns out, those rumors could be spot...

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Metal Shavings Leave Behind a Pile of Dead Z10 Earpiece Speakers

I have now nicknamed my older brother Mark the 'phone wrecker'. He dropped by my place earlier in the week to give me a hand installing a TRX mounting bracket on the ceiling in my condo (in true younger brother fashion, I watched while he did all the work), and along with his tools he brought with him the three broken BlackBerry Z10s pictured above. Each of his Z10s suffered the same fate — a...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10 and save over 50% off the list price! The ultra-thin BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell provides a flip to stand feature, which allows you to easily charge or enjoy media on your BlackBerry Z10. This case provides access to all ports and is exceptionally designed to allow seamless swiping and gesturing on your smartphone’s...

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Third party Instagram app iGrann updated with a long list of bug fixes and new features

For any of you Instagram users out there who are using iGrann, you may have seen that it has received an update - it's first one since entering BlackBerry World. While the developer has been quiet in the forums it didn't mean he wasn't busy with the upkeep of iGrann. This update has a nice long changelog with fixes as well as the addition of some new features. iGrann v1.0.1.6 changelog...

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YouTube

Poll results time once again and this one relates to when we asked you if you use the BlackBerry 10 browser for watching YouTube videos or a third party app. As I said in the original post - I'm a third party app guy, but looking at the below results it seems I'm very much in the minority - with 75% of BlackBerry 10 users favoring the browser.  Am I surprised by these finding? No, not really...

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Hands on with what's new in Facebook 10.4 for BlackBerry 10

Facebook

We posted just the other day that Facebook for BlackBerry 10 had received a most welcome update to version 10.4 and with it brought four pretty sweet new additions.  The ability to view your news feed either by 'Most Recent' or Top Stories' is by far the biggest new feature for me. I don't need to see what happened with a friend yesterday so I'm super happy that my Facebook timeline can now...

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ReadItNow! receives a milestone update and goes on a 50% sale - Grab it while you can!

If you're a fan of ReadItNow!, which I am, then you'll probably be pleased to know that it has just received another update. You definitely can't say this developer sits on his laurels. It has come a long way since its first version way back when on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Though, I personally only discovered it on BlackBerry 10, mainly because I was using another read it later type service...

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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 50% off the list price! Made of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, the Gloss Soft Shell Case features anti-slip properties that gives your BlackBerry Z10 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features. List Price: $...

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From the forums: The 5 inch QWERTY BlackBerry 10 concept

5 Inch QWERTY

We recently posted about the 'alleged' 5 inch BlackBerry display that had shown up on the web. Whether this will ever come to market is anyones guess but forum member SenorPistachio decided to make up a concept of what the device could look like if it does in fact go into production one day.  From my perspective this looks like my dream BlackBerry 10 device and I'd love to be rocking this...

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Photo frames and app settings now available in the latest MockIt beta update

MockIt! has just been updated again. The first non-BlackBerry developed app to be available via BlackBerry Beta Zone has been popular among those who love to create memes and I am starting see lots of device mock ups make their way around the interweb too. It's not an app for all but it's an app fit for the purpose. This latest update brings around photo frames, the third section of MockIt!,...

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Keep unwanted spam messages at bay with Auto Block

Keep unwanted spam messages at bay with Auto Block

Depending on the account I am currently using, I do tend to receive spam texts, unwanted advertisements, or phishing emails. No matter how many times I keep marking them as spam they keep coming and are quite annoying. Over the years I have tried quite a few blockers and decided to give Auto Block a whirl. Unlike other blockers which may focus on monitoring one account, this one automatically...

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